Academic Year / Semester Dates

The academic year in Germany is split into two semesters - winter and summer. The winter semester starts on the 1st of October and ends on the 31st of March. The summer semester starts on the 1st of April and ends on the 30th of September.

Lecture period and examination period

At Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, classes run from the 1st of October to around mid February in the winter semester and from the 1st of April to around mid July in the summer semester. In the last weeks of the lecture period and in some cases also in the first weeks following the lecture period, there will be examinations.

After the examination period up to the end of the semester there is the, so-called, lecture-free period (also called semester break) during which no classes are offered. 

Holidays

The most important holidays where no classes will be held (and shops and banks remain closed) are:

  • Heilige Drei Könige (Epiphany): January 6th
  • Ostern (Easter: Good Friday and Easter Monday): March/April
  • Christi Himmelfahrt (Ascension Day): Beginning of May
  • Pfingstmontag (Whit Monday): End of May
  • Tag der Deutschen Einheit (German Reunification Day): October 3rd
  • Reformationstag (Reformation Day): October 31st

Summer semester 2022

Re-registration for summer semester 202225.01.-17.02.2022
Start of semester01.04.2022
Guidance day01.04.2022
First day of lectures04.04.2022
Easter15.-18.04.2022
May Day01.05.2022
Ascension Day26.-28.05.2022
Whit Monday06.06.2022
Last day of lectures09.07.2022
Period during which no examinations are usually scheduled by the departments*04.08.-10.09.2022
End of semester30.09.2022
Re-registration for winter semester 2022/23

05.-28.07.2022

*This applies in particular to year-related examinations and oral examinations. Occasion-related exceptions such as colloquia on final theses and examinations within the framework of cooperative study programmes and individual arrangements are possible.

Winter semester 2022/23

Re-registration for winter semester 2022/2305.-28.07.2022
Start of semester01.10.2022
Guidance days04.-07.10.2022
First day of lectures10.10.2022
German Reunification Day03.10.2022
Reformation Day31.10.2022
Christmas holidays

23.12.2022 - 06.01.2023

Last day of lectures03.02.2023
Period during which no examinations are usually scheduled by the departments27.02.-17.03.2023
End of semester31.03.2023
Re-registration for summer semester 2023will be announced separately

*This applies in particular to year-related examinations and oral examinations. Occasion-related exceptions such as colloquia on final theses and examinations within the framework of cooperative study programmes and individual arrangements are possible.

Summer semester 2022

Re-registration for summer semester 2023will be announced separately
Start of semester01.04.2023
Guidance days03.-06.04.2023
First day of lectures11.04.2023
May Day01.05.2023
Ascension Day18./19.05.2023
Whit Monday29.05.2023
Last day of lectures14.07.2023
Period during which no examinations are usually scheduled by the departments*14.08.-08.09.2023
End of semester30.09.2023
Re-registration for winter semester 2023/24

will be announced separately

*This applies in particular to year-related examinations and oral examinations. Occasion-related exceptions such as colloquia on final theses and examinations within the framework of cooperative study programmes and individual arrangements are possible.

Contact person

Study Advisor
Jana Schieweck

Tel.: + 49 (0) 391 886 41 06
Fax: + 49 (0) 391 886 46 18
E-Mail: study@h2.de

Visitor's address: House 2, Room 0.07.2, Breitscheidstraße 2, 39114 Magdeburg

Information for International Degree Students

International Office

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